Keanu Reeves had his chance to reprise his famous line from "The Matrix" -- "I know Kung Fu" -- because we've learned a woman broke into his house while he was sleeping and plunked herself on his library chair.
Reeves was snoozing at 4 AM Monday when he heard sounds coming from his library ... yes, Ted "Theodore" Logan has a library.
The actor got up, walked in and saw a woman in her mid-40's sitting in his chair, not uttering a peep.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Keanu calmly approached her and began speaking to her. She explained she was there to meet him. He very calmly called 911 and obtusely told the dispatcher cops needed to roll quick.
Police came and took the woman into custody. She was taken for a psych evaluation.
It's another amazing story of an obsessed fan gaining entry into a celeb's house. It recently happened to Sandra Bullock ... the fan ended up at her bedroom door as she was sleeping. Interesting ... that's Keanu's "Speed" co-star.
Keanu lives in an area in the Hollywood Hills tour bus drivers call "Hunk Alley." Leo DiCaprio is his neighbor. Tobey Maguire used to live next door to Keanu. The drivers call out Keanu's house -- which is built like a fort, so it's just amazing someone broke in.
Here's what's even more amazing. Apparently he didn't set his alarm.
Beyonce & Jay Z
Eyeing Insane $85 Million Mansion
9/17/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce and Jay Z could be close to setting up shop on the west coast ... after taking multiple visits to a ridiculous $85 million Beverly Hills estate.
Our real estate sources tell us ... while they were living in L.A. over the summer they checked out a brand new 23,000 square foot cliffside palace twice.
In addition to panoramic views of Malibu and downtown L.A., the 8-bedroom, 15-bathroom house features an attached 16-car garage, infinity pool, wine cellar, and a 24-seat movie theater.
Jay and Bey got a taste of L.A. life this summer while leasing a mansion in exclusive Holmby Hills for a whopping $200,000/month! The mortgage on the Bev Hills crib would likely cost 'em way more than that.
Still, chump change for them.
Drops $40 Mil
On Sick House
9/16/2014 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Diddy is moving up the ranks of elite L.A. homeowners ... because TMZ has learned he just closed escrow on a $40 million estate in one of the most exclusive parts of the city.
The mogul now owns a European villa in Holmby Hills -- near where Michael Jackson died.
The estate has 8 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. The main house is 17,000 square feet with a 3,000 square foot guesthouse. And, there's a separate spa house that has a steam room, massage room and beauty salon.
Of course the lagoon-style pool has a grotto.
The home is brand new ... built 6 months ago.
Diddy, with the help of mega-realtor Kurt Rappaport, was on the hunt for an L.A. home for years.
Pool Boy Flooded My Penthouse
9/16/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders is completely underwater after his pool emptied into his Dallas penthouse apartment ... and now he wants millions from the company he blames for drenching him.
The NFL Hall of Famer had been trying to sell his $6.5 million Dallas pad in the ritzy Azure tower -- where Terrell Owens and Jason Kidd have also lived -- when he hired WWPS, Inc. to work on the pool back in 2012. Mind you, the pool is INSIDE Deion's home. Baller style.
According to the docs ... 2 days after the work was done, Deion's realtor stopped by and found the place flooded. This all went down while he was in the middle of a nasty divorce ... so the cash flow would've come in handy.
Deion still hasn't sold the place -- even though he dropped the asking price to $4.8 mil. He wants at least a million from the the pool co. for his troubles.
My Apt Turned Into Noah's Ark
9/14/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shoddy roof work caused Jennifer Connelly's NYC loft to leak like a sieve during a big rainstorm -- according to a new lawsuit -- but the roofers say Connelly's to blame.
Connelly hired a construction company to make repairs to the roof of a loft apartment building she owns -- a refurbished 1860s warehouse. But according to the suit ... when a big storm hit in Oct. 2010, water from the rain started pouring into the building.
It cost $262K to repair the damage ... money her insurance company shelled out.
The roofing company has fired back by suing Connelly ... saying she let the roof fall into disrepair. The roofers say if a jury orders them to pay the insurance company $262K, they want the judge to order Connelly to pay them back.
Huge Celebs Take Huge Pounding
With Huge Waves
9/12/2014 8:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The rising sea levels have swallowed up the beach along Malibu Colony, the gated community which houses some of the biggest celebs in the country.
The waves are way more than a nuisance ... they've been known to destroy homes, piers and other structures in the past.
Any attempt to sandbag the area seems pretty futile until the waves recede.
Before Dropping Baby
9/11/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mila Kunis -- who's about to pop out a little bambino -- found the easiest way to babyproof her L.A. mansion ... just get rid of it ... and make a million bucks in the process.
Kunis sold her Laurel Canyon digs Wednesday for $3.825 million -- slightly less than her asking price.
She bought the 4,900 sq. ft. 5-bedroom crib back in 2008 for $2.885M.
As we've reported ... her fiance Ashton Kutcher is currently trying to unload his pad in Lake Hollywood Estates for $12 mil. They've already bought a place together in the Bev Hills area for $10.2M.
Shacking Up With Ex-Gigolo BF
9/9/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lea Michele's new boyfriend isn't a fun summer fling after all ... officially ditching his gigolo lifestyle in order to move in with the "Glee" star full-time ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Lea tell us ... Matthew Paetz packed his stuff into a U-Haul over the weekend ... moving out of his apartment, and upgrading to her $1.4 million Hollywood pad after just 4 months of dating.
We're told Paetz already had a toothbrush and a few t-shirts at her their place ... but now everything's been moved -- rugs, furniture and even his pillows.
Pillows, man. Doesn't get any realer than that.
SJP & Matthew Broderick
Selling NYC Home
With Help from Reality Star
9/8/2014 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are trying to unload their massive Greenwich Village townhouse and they are enlisting the services of a Bravo reality star to help them score a massive pay day.
Parker and Broderick are listing the multi-million dollar home with Fredrik Eklund, who stars on the Bravo series, "Million Dollar Listing New York."
The townhouse is 6,800 square feet with 7 fireplaces, and is so massive ... it has a "guest floor" with three bedrooms!
The couple bought the place in 2011 for $18.995 million and is asking $22 million for it now.
Could be the best episode of 'Million Dollar Listing' ... ever.
Teresa & Joe Giudice
Selling NJ House ...
Before Heading Off To Big House
9/8/2014 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa and Joe Giudice are trying to make a quick buck before one or both of them go off to prison ... they've quietly listed their NJ mansion for $3.99M.
The couple -- who'll be sentenced next month for a massive money fraud scheme -- bought the place in 2002 for $530K ... then spent several years renovating it before moving into it in 2008 -- right when "RHONJ" was starting.
Originally, the house was around 5,000 sq. ft ... but after renovations, it doubled.
In 2012 it was worth about $1.2 mil ... they're trying to unload it for nearly 4 times that amount.
As we've reported ... Teresa faces 21 to 27 months in prison and Joe faces up to 46 months ... after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Suck It, Donald!
I Sold My Home For $12M Profit!
9/4/2014 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Donald Trump has nothing on his ex-wife when it comes to wheeling and dealing ... because she recently sold her swanky Palm Beach estate, and made a $12 million PROFIT on the deal!
Ivana Trump bought the 12,352 sq. ft. mansion back in 1994 ... 2 years after she and DT divorced. The price tag then -- a measly $4.4M.
Ivana originally listed it for $18.9M, but dropped the price when she got no takers. Poor thing had to settle for closing the deal at $16.6 million.
The pad is called Concha Marina -- 'cause really rich folk name their houses -- and has 5 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. It also features an underground tunnel to the beach.
Accused Of Breaking Into Ex-BF's Home
9/3/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Francesca Eastwood was questioned by cops after neighbors of her ex-BF Tyler Shields reported someone was burglarizing his L.A. home, TMZ has learned.
Sources close the situation tell us police got to Shields' house Saturday evening, and found a front door window had been smashed ... and Eastwood was carrying stuff out of the house. Shields was not home at the time.
A source close to Eastwood tells TMZ it wasn't a burglary because Francesca's name is still on the house lease, and she was merely retrieving her own personal belongings -- including clothes and pictures.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Shields -- a well-known celeb photographer -- showed up at the house while Eastwood was collecting her stuff. Officers stuck around to maintain peace until she left.
We talked to Shields afterward -- while he was cleaning up the mess from the broken glass.
Beat Goes On ...
During Surprise Visit To Old Home
9/3/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cher found a way to turn back time ... making a surprise visit to the home she once shared with Sonny Bono ... 49 years after she was last there.
We're told Cher made an unannounced stop at her old digs off Laurel Canyon Drive in the Hollywood Hills -- where she and Sonny lived from 1964 to '65 ... just as they were hitting it big.
Kind of a bummer for the homeowner, Daniel Dreifuss ... who wasn't home at the time. Dreifuss tells TMZ, his roommate answered the door and got the shock of his life when he saw Cher and her 2 assistants.
We're told she came in and had a look around and was "down to earth and super sweet." But the tour came to an abrupt stop at her old bedroom ... because another housemate was asleep inside the room and couldn't be disturbed. Even for Cher.
Dreifuss says he hopes to make amends by inviting her back for another visit.